‘Wrong side of history’: Brands remain (mostly) silent on #BlackLivesMatter


By Shareen Pathak@shareenpathak Brands and agencies are gradually starting to get involved with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but still much more slowly and less universally than they have historically embraced other progressive causes, most recently LGBT rights. According to Brandwatch, both the hashtag and the written-out phrase has 2.6 million mentions in the […]

1st Look at the Obamas’ New DC Home


BY STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR./The Root When President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama leave the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, they will be moving into a rented mansion in Washington, D.C.’s posh Kalorama neighborhood. The Obamas have reportedly leased a $6.4 million mansion in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. […]

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